How Much Does
Giro Recycle?

In 2011 GIRO collected and recyled:

  • 46 metric tons of cardboard
  • 7 metric tons of newsprint
  • 10 metric tons of glass
  • 7 metric tons of glue-bound books
  • 15 metric tons of mixed waste paper
  • 3 metric tons of various plastics
  • 2.2 metric tons of milk jugs
  • 68 metric tons of ferrous metals
  • 1.13 metric tons of non-ferrous metals
  • 130 car batteries
  • 25 skids of TVs, computers and monitors (does not include TVs too big to fit on skid)
  • 10 skids of electronic peripherals (scanners, VCRs, DVD players, printers, faxes, phones, etc.)

About GIRO


Gabriola Island Recycling Organization (GIRO) was founded in 1990 by a group of civic-minded Gabriola residents. Our constitution and bylaws are here.


GIRO is guided by a board of directors, elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

See below to download recent AGM minutes.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Board Meeting Minutes


GIRO services are managed by the following four people

Staff and volunteers provide invaluable assistance.


GIRO 700 Tin Can Alley Gabriola BC V0R 1X3 Tel: 250-247-9257
This page was last modified on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 18:49:05 hours EDT.